If I can be honest with you, this blog has been over a year in the making. I spent months going back and forth with myself thinking, “should I” or “should I not,” of being afraid of starting from the bottom, and questioning the voice that I believe that God has given me. After more than enough deliberation and death by perfection, I finally decided to put myself out there. I am super excited about this journey, but let me be real, I am crazy scared too!
Though I manage in the grey most days at work, in my personal life I have to admit, I like things that have right or wrong answers, with clear decisions and path forwards, and the thought of starting a blog has been the complete opposite of that for me. In a number of ways it has made me more vulnerable, not only as I develop content and begin to shape my thoughts around what I would like to share, but as I lean into peeling back my own layers.
The Evolution of Her was born out of my desire to inspire women to be real and to provide inspiration to those on that journey to discovering who that “true self” may be. I personally know some awesome and brave women, and although our experiences may be unique, I have seen a lot of commonality in what we experience too. This blog was also born out of my fierce determination to find out who that is for me too. And if I was really, really truthful, it was born from a few close friends cheering me on and encouraging me that I do have a voice worth sharing.
We are inundated with images of the women that we ought to be, flocked with articles that tell us how we should sit, eat, dress, talk and wear our hair, and constantly “educated” by the miseducated on what it means to be a woman. I want women to know, that whomever you choose to be, however you define yourself, it’s okay—in fact, it’s more than okay, it’s your God-given right! And while this blog is for women, I recognize that there are many men who are on the path to self-discovery as well, and/or supporting the women in their lives who are also on that journey, and I wholeheartedly welcome you here too.
So, I do not know where this blog will lead, and I do not know who it will touch, but my prayer is it blesses those who it needs to, when they need it to most, and that together with God, I can co-create with Him something that is magical. I am committed to using my voice to empower others like me, who sometimes might need an extra hug or smile or tiny bit of encouragement to get them through the week or just through the next hour. This blog is for you…for me…and for everyone else out here willing ourselves to something greater.